Yesterday I picked the last dried pea pods and pulled out the dried remains of the peas which had been so green and lush just a month ago. I used their stakes (reeds) which hadn’t actually sprouted and started to grow, and made little teepee structures for my cherry tomatoes. I had put stakes in next to them but they were totally inadequate. Now my tomatoes can hold their heads up high and the birds can see the ripening fruit even more clearly! When I turned my attention to the rest of the garden all I could see was weeds. All beautifully green and thriving. But how was this possible? I had weeded just last week. What do they say in the old plays, “Woe is me, woe is me!” That’s how I felt. How could this be happening. I am going to have to spend more time on my knees – weeding!
I was speaking to a friend a while ago about anger and he was saying how he recognized anger in one area of his life and he realized that because he hadn’t dealt with it, it was spreading to other areas as well. Anger is like weeds. You have to be on top of it. You can’t ever allow it to get out of control. It will take you over and swallow you up. You won’t be able to see the wonderful fruit because of the weeds. They get so big and ugly that they overpower everything else. Please take care of the anger, pull it out by the roots, don’t allow even a little bit to stay behind else it will slowly start to grow again and before you know it will be a problem.
OK, enough of the negative, on Sunday I cooked a lovely lunch for my family. All gluten free and delicious. The chicken was the best. I learned to cook chicken this way from my aunt. She had spent a few years in Israel and this is how they do it there. You need one whole chicken, a packet of coarse salt and a roasting pan. You pack the salt around the sides of the roasting pan.